Obstacles to Progress in Africa
Population and Poverty <ul><li>Population explosion – at the current growth rate, population will double by 2050 </li></ul...
Political Problems <ul><li>Power – hungry, greedy leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Military takeovers </li></ul><ul><li>Harsh dic...
Economic Dependence <ul><li>Need for foreign aid and investment </li></ul><ul><li>Need for imports – very little industria...
Land and Climate <ul><li>Too much or too little rainfall </li></ul><ul><li>Poor soils for farming </li></ul><ul><li>Much o...
Economic   Policies <ul><li>Failed socialist and mixed economy problems </li></ul><ul><li>Cash crops grown instead of food...
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Obstacles To Progress In Africa

  1. 1. Obstacles to Progress in Africa
  2. 2. Population and Poverty <ul><li>Population explosion – at the current growth rate, population will double by 2050 </li></ul><ul><li>Widespread hunger - famine </li></ul>
  3. 3. Political Problems <ul><li>Power – hungry, greedy leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Military takeovers </li></ul><ul><li>Harsh dictators </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnic and Regional Conflicts – tribal warfare and genocide (Darfur) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Economic Dependence <ul><li>Need for foreign aid and investment </li></ul><ul><li>Need for imports – very little industrial development in many parts of the continent </li></ul><ul><li>High debts and the inability to pay off those debts </li></ul>
  5. 5. Land and Climate <ul><li>Too much or too little rainfall </li></ul><ul><li>Poor soils for farming </li></ul><ul><li>Much of the continent is desert </li></ul><ul><li>Desertification </li></ul>
  6. 6. Economic Policies <ul><li>Failed socialist and mixed economy problems </li></ul><ul><li>Cash crops grown instead of food crops </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of funding for development </li></ul>

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